Toyota Celica RA28 Drifting at Ebisu Circuit
This video is short and sweet but it highlights a Toyota Celica RA28 drifting around the world famous Ebisu Circuit. This certainly isn’t something you see everyday at your local drifting events making it immediately post worthy. The only thing I want this video to be is longer so we could enjoy this classic Celica more.
Watch the video: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/watchvideo/toyota-celica-ra28-drifting-at-ebisu-circuit-
Nomuken Crashes Hard at 2010 D1GP Ebisu Circuit – View 2
We came upon some other views of the horrible crash that Nomuken had at the 2010 Ebisu Circuit last season. Watching the in-car camera and the view before that one you can just see how hard his Skyline really impacted with that wall. Thankfully he ended up being alright after this wreck.
Watch the video: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/watchvideo/nomuken-crashes-hard-at-2010-d1gp-ebisu-circ2
The 2011 Drift Muscle series created by Keiichi Tsuchiya just lost it’s video production/DVD supplier with the announcement that Best Motoring/Hot Version is closing the doors for good in Japan. They have been open for 20+ years and are now no longer doing business. The issue that came out yesterday will be the final copy of Best Motoring available to the public. The DVD’s were produced by a large Japanese publishing company Kodansha so this wasn’t some quick snap decision. We will keep you posted if we can find out any updated plans from the Drift Muscle series to provide content to the masses in the near future.
Drifting NSX Crashes in Japan
This video is painful to watch as this Honda NSX flicks the car way too hard and over rotates into a tire wall. Luckily the owner of this Honda NSX in Japan was down but not out and rebuilt it for a great return to drifting at local Japanese grassroots events. This one has to hurt the wallet regardless. This is a fixed camera on the corner but you can see the NSX makes a few passes before it wrecks.
Watch the video: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/watchvideo/drifting-nsx-crashes-in-japan
Ken Gushi Takes Daigo Saito’s Missile Out in Japan
Last time Ken Gushi visited Japan he grabbed Daigo Saito’s missile car and headed out to the Nikko Circuit and Ebisu Circuit with a JZX90. It looks like Ken Gushi had a blast ripping up these two legendary Japanese racetracks. Don’t miss out on this one!
Watch the video: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/watchvideo/ken-gushi-takes-daigo-saito’s-missile-out-i
According to the guys at Powervehicles regardless of the documented damage we have done at Ebisu Circuit during the earthquakes the Spring Matsuri will still be happening! The track has been battered and cracked but they are hard under way to get the track fixed up as fast as possible. Chris Forsberg went to visit last Spring Matsuri with Wrecked Magazine which can be seen here. It has to be the best drifting event in the world by far!
The guys from Wreck Em DVD are heading out for a Wreck Em Meihan weekend in Osaka, Japan. The flyer even features one of Japan’s favorite stars Naoki Nakamura in his D-MAX S13. The event will take place on May 5th at the Meihan Circuit. It will feature drift training, an Aussie BBQ, trade/workship displays, and D1 passenger/driver training. If you happen to be in the area the cost is 10,000 yen (which right now is about $123.00 US) and send us some pictures.
Naoki Nakamura Wall Sliding at Meihan
The now famously banned from D1GP driver Naoki Nakamura for his street drifting in Osaka antics was at Meihan in his personal S13 this winter and put his car right on the pit wall where this guy was shooting video. A great moment captured in time on the Japanese Meihan circuit and he didn’t even freak out when Nakamura got that close to his camera.
Watch the video: http://www.wreckedmagazine.com/watchvideo/naoki-nakamura-wall-sliding-at-meihan
It sounds like the D1GP series is coming to a halt in Japan after recent events. While it’s not that shocking that the series will be delayed for a while it lacks a new physical date for June that is the month with a TBA tied to it. Tokyo didn’t get rocked like northern Japan but with everything going on and public transportation being shut down frequently due to these events I can imagine D1GP waiting for things to calm down before kicking off the series. We will keep you posted on as much D1GP news and other drifting related news that comes out of Japan in the coming weeks and months.
Some images were found of the D1GP Team Orange Subaru WRX being pulled from one of the fallen garages at the famous Ebisu Circuit. It looks like quite a recovery but we have heard no serious damage took place to the cars including the Subaru WRX. It looks like it took some serious work to get the cars back on a road as Japan slowly looks over the damage from these earthquakes.
More Ebisu Circuit Stories:
Ebisu Circuit Damage Story 1 – Office and Fallen Garages
Powervehicle.com Garage and Car Damage
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